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After growing by 86% in January, 27% in February and 29% in March, the Romanian car market hits the brakes in April, down 13% year-on-year to 4,307 registrations, with the year-to-date total still up a healthy 24% to 18,272 units. The Dacia Logan, although #1 for the 92nd month in a row, is stuck at lowest-ever market shares: after 12.9% last month it holds 13.8% in April at 595 sales and is at 15.1% year-to-date vs. 21.3% over the Full Year 2011…
The Skoda Octavia reclaims the #2 spot it held back in January and over the Full Year 2011 thanks to 262 units sold for a 6.1% share, kicking the Dacia Duster down to third place with 251 sales and 5.8%. The two models than follow both reach their highest ranking ever in Romania: the Suzuki SX4, although not being in its prime anymore, is up 6 spots on March to #4 with 150 units and 3.5% while the VW Jetta ranks 5th with 141 sales and 3.3%.
Other great performers this month include the Renault Symbol up 19 ranks on last month to #11, the Chevrolet Aveo up 41 to #12, the BMW X6 up 18 to an outstanding 19th place for a model that expensive, the Peugeot 207 in runout mode and up 38 spots to #21 and the BMW 5 Series up 30 to #24. Finally, notice the all-new VW Up! landing directly at #26 with 35 sales and 0.8%.
Previous month: Romania March 2012: Dacia Duster hits 10% market share!
One year ago: Romania April 2011: VW Golf on podium
Full April 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.